What is a Cloud Native Processor (CNP)?
A Cloud Native Processor is an innovative Arm-based central processing unit (CPU). Uniquely designed from the ground up and purpose-built for modern software and usage models, Cloud Native Processors deliver unprecedented efficiency, performance, and scalability for a sustainable future.
High core count, single threading, and low power are the key technological differences that allow Cloud Native Processors to deliver high performance, scalability, and smaller overall data center footprint. Ampere Computing is the first company to create and launch Cloud Native Processors.
Wikipedia further defines a Cloud Native Processors as, “A general-purpose central processing unit (CPU) specifically designed to support the growing number of cloud native computing applications which do not require any on-site computing infrastructure, or software designed specifically to create, build, and store information over the cloud.”
Optimization of cores and all the critical IP for Cloud Native workloads result in high core count server processors.
Power efficient architecture and design innovations directly result in the highest core density per device and per rack.
The combination of single-threaded design, large, dedicated caches, and non-blocking fabric deliver predictable performance.
Cloud Native Processors are ideal for the most demanding workloads, including web services, search, databases, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), media delivery, and gaming.
“One of the main advantages of using Ampere architecture is cost efficiency, as less power is consumed. Ampere processors are designed to have the lowest possible energy consumption while delivering exceptional processing power.”
Anton Akhtyamov, Plesk/WebPros Product Manager
“The future of Compute must rise to the relentless pace of data, all while delivering major improvements in energy efficiency. Imagine being able to double or triple the number of workloads, yet keeping within your current physical and power footprint. With the new HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 powered by Ampere processors, the next generation of Compute efficiency is here.”
Neil MacDonald, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Compute, HPE
Every Cloud Service Provider (CSP), Digital Service Provider (DSP), or digital-first enterprise needs to know and care about Cloud Native Processors—since they can be used in the cloud, on-prem, and in hybrid and private cloud services. Whether you care about getting more performance per dollar spent or per watt of power consumed, cutting down on your infrastructure without sacrificing performance, or achieving sustainability goals, Cloud Native Processors are key to achieving your goals.
Ampere’s Developer Access Programs provide a collection of free, easily accessible trial platforms for developers, customers, and Ampere partners. The programs offer compute resources using our Ampere® Altra® and Ampere® Altra® Max Cloud Native processors and provide remote access to a variety of systems managed by Ampere and our Cloud Partners.